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Old 11-27-2019, 02:38 PM
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Default Roofing felt on a shed?

Should I bother putting felt down before the shingles on my 14X20 shed? I can’t imagine what real benefit it adds.
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Personally I would , every little bit helps.If your shed has particle board for the roof, yep.
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I would.
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You use plywood or OSB?

Regular 12x15ish shed I would spend the extra and just put down ice and water shield. Overkill but for extra $50 you never have to worry about it leaking.
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OSB and it’s done. It took me about 30 min. Wasn’t as much of a hassle as I thought it would be.

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Why not do it? Why cut that corner even if it is a little one?
Time- Takes almost no time at all.
Cost- minor.
Piece of mind that it is installed the best it could be- Priceless.



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Originally Posted by 240 LTS View Post
Why not do it? Why cut that corner even if it is a little one?
Time- Takes almost no time at all.
Cost- minor.
Piece of mind that it is installed the best it could be- Priceless.

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When I look around Florida I get the impression the shingle roof has been replaced by the epoxy painted steel panel roof. I wouldn’t want people talking about me wearing last season’s roof style 😂
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Use it
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Just put grace ice and water shield on it. Felt is crap. But then OSB is too. Should have just painted the OSB with siliconized roofing paint. For real ghetto look.
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Originally Posted by oldkanuk View Post
When I look around Florida I get the impression the shingle roof has been replaced by the epoxy painted steel panel roof. I wouldn’t want people talking about me wearing last season’s roof style 😂
I bet a lot of that has to do with how well metal roofs suvived in the Keys during Irma. It was the clear roofing winner based on the flyover footage I saw.
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Just put grace ice and water shield on it. Felt is crap. But then OSB is too. Should have just painted the OSB with siliconized roofing paint. For real ghetto look.
Everyone does not get ice. I put heavy roofing felt on my shed. Snow does not happen here. The first shed I built still does not leak thirty years later.
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There's always this guy
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Yes use felt if not the shingles will bond to the plywood and be a mf to ever repair.

May not save a leak but will aoid the above.
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Originally Posted by bjm9818 View Post
You use plywood or OSB?

Regular 12x15ish shed I would spend the extra and just put down ice and water shield. Overkill but for extra $50 you never have to worry about it leaking.
May not snow that much but sure does rain. A lot. I'd do this. fwi
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Everyone does not get ice. I put heavy roofing felt on my shed. Snow does not happen here. The first shed I built still does not leak thirty years later.
Its called Ice and WATER shield for a reason. Especially with OSB I would spend the extra $50-75 over felt. Stuff is a sponge. Slightest amount of water will blow it up.

Last week I got called to look at a project. Builder framed it in OSB (exterior sheathing and interior floors) 7 months ago and then pretty much abandoned the job. Lucky my supplier provided the lumber and I was able to read mill color codes and compare measurements to original thickness. 7/16 OSB had swolen to 13/16. 3/4 flooring was completely destroyed.
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I would add it...
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I would and use 30lb felt. Do it right.
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Originally Posted by jrolin1 View Post
Everyone does not get ice. I put heavy roofing felt on my shed. Snow does not happen here. The first shed I built still does not leak thirty years later.
I live in Panama City and saw a lot of houses where the sheathing was exposed after the hurricane last year. Most of those had water damage to the interior. My neighbor had so much water damage that every bit of drywall and insulation was removed from his house.

When I replaced my roof, I paid extra to have ice and water shield put on the entire roof (64 squares). It cost quite a bit extra, but I thought it was worth it to not have to worry about water penetrating my house. If I was storing water sensitive objects in the shed, I would pay extra to have IWS put on it.
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Post #5

The job is already done.
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Originally Posted by dave8311 View Post
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The job is already done.
Well, yes it is. Bless his heart.

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